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Gang member sentenced to death in Riverside

January 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A gang member has been sentenced to death for an execution-style murder in Riverside in 2004. The Riverside County District Attorney's office says 33-year-old George Anthony Hernandez Jr. was sentenced Friday, five months after a jury convicted him of murder with a special circumstance of lying in wait.

In July 2004, Hernandez killed Jorge Ortiz outside a Riverside bar, shooting him five times in the head and chest.

Investigators say the shooting was a gang hit.


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